Last summer my boyfriend, the dogs, and I headed out for a long weekend to go camping in a Virginia State Park. We knew about ticks and other creepy crawlies that we’d encounter while being out in the woods for a few days. We also knew that ticks were pretty bad that season and took preparations against them. What we didn’t expect is that we would wimp out and bail a day early because there were ticks EVERYWHERE.

It was the most freaked out I’ve ever been when it came to bugs and camping, but I like to think that I handle it like a champ. I can’t remember exactly how many ticks we found, but I’m pretty sure we pulled off over 20 between the four of us. We didn’t even do any major “offroading” and stuck mainly to the trails. It was so crazy how many there were. (I’m really convincing you to go camping right?)

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We luckily had a roll of duct tape in our car, so as we pulled them off we stuck those blood suckers to a piece of tape and then put that in a Ziplock bag to ensure they couldn’t crawl back out onto one of us. What I wish I had more than anything was a flea comb. I had to check every inch of Ralph & Luna, but that was much harder that it sounds. They didn’t want to stand still and I was practically hyper ventilating every time I thought I touched a tick. The fact that they could hide in the dogs’ hair didn’t help either, but a flea comb surely would have!

That’s why I’m thrilled that for Day 3 of our 2017 Stocking Stuffer Giveaways, we’re working with Bamboo Groom (who makes some pretty fabulous flea combs) to give away another awesome prize to not one, not two, but FIVE winners! Keep reading to find out more about Bamboo Groom and how to enter the giveaway. Plus, make sure to come back each day between now and December 17 for another chance at winning a great prize.

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About Bamboo Groom

When I first learned about the new line of grooming products from Bamboo Groom, I was super excited to find a flea comb to add to my camping kit. I was even more thrilled to learn about the benefits of choosing bamboo made products and the quality put into each brush, comb, and rake.

Did you know that bamboo is considered one of the most renewable natural resources? I had no idea! Apparently it is the fastest growing plant in the world and can regrow pretty quickly after being cut down. No wonder pandas like to munch on it, right?

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Not only is bamboo renewable, but it’s also biodegradable, strong, and durable making it a great material for many purposes including grooming tools for pets. Learn even more about bamboo here.

Bamboo Groom is creating premium handmade bamboo grooming tools that are designed to be both gentle on the planet and gentle on your pets. The brushes and combs aim to help your pets feel comfortable and less stressed during grooming sessions by mimicking petting. The rounded pins and bristles also help pets feel comfortable.

And, of course they also keep us humans in mind too. All the grooming tools have ergonomic handles and cushioned rubber support pads to avoid discomfort in hands, wrists, or fingers.

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Each Bamboo Groom brush, comb, and rake are carefully handmade. Then each tool is polished with a natural oil to create a smooth, water resistant finish. Each pin or bristle pad also contains reinforced fabric to prevent the pins or bristles from getting pushed back into the brush head. That’s a super common complaint with grooming tools and Bamboo Groom is getting ahead of it!

The Bamboo Groom collection currently has 8 different grooming tools including rakes, combs, and brushes. The variation in the collection provides an option for pets of different sizes and coat types. The tools range in price from $11.95 to $18.95.

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Currently, Bamboo Groom offers:

Combo Brush with Bristles & Stainless Steel Pins
Slicker Brush with Stainless Steel Pins
Dematting Rake with Stainless Steel Serrated Blades
Rotating Pin Comb with 31 Rounded Pins
Rotating Pin Comb with 41 Rounded Pins
Flea Comb with 77 Rotating Pins
Curry Brush with Rubber Bristles
Palm Brush with Boar Bristles

The Flea Comb is definitely a big hit since it is so useful even for our dogs, who both have short hair. It’s great at searching through their hair for ticks and other YUCK bugs. You just comb through and stop when you feel you’ve hit something. Then inspect and remove. Luna also is a HUGE fan of the Palm Brush because it helps give the best butt scritches and oh does she love her butt scritches!

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FIVE lucky Beagles & Bargains readers will receive A $25 Bamboo Groom Gift Card!

Residents of the United States are eligible to enter via the Rafflecopter below. Entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on Friday, December 22, 2017. The winners will be notified via email within 48 hours of the giveaway closing and will have 48 hours to respond and claim his or her prize.

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What’s the worst bug or pest encounter you’ve had with your dog?

Disclaimer: Bamboo Groom provided product free to review. I am being compensated to help spread the word about Bamboo Groom. I received no other compensation or additional benefits for mentioning the brands or products in this post. The opinions and ideas in this post are my own and are uninfluenced by any other person or business. Bamboo Groom is responsible for all giveaway prizes including shipping.

Jessica Shipman

Jessica Shipman

Jessica Shipman is a bargain hunter, food lover, and software engineer figuring out how to be a pet parent for the first time. Jessica has been a long time lover of all animals (especially llamas and manatees) and is happy that she can finally combine that love with technology.
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  • Brittany Phillips

    TICKS! It’s had to find them on Spencer but thankfully he’s only had one on him. It’s easier on River.

  • Linda Szymoniak

    We’ve been lucky that the worst we have had to deal with is fleas. However, since my dogs can go out in the yard, they can bring them back indoors and we have three indoor-only cats. My senior cat, Moko, is allergic to fleas so we really need to watch that the dogs DON’T get them and bring them into the house!

  • Jason Diehl

    Definitely fleas this year

  • Jackie Preas

    Knock on wood…we have never had a flea or tick problem with Beauregard since we first brought him home.I remember fleas and ticks on our dogs when I was growing up…so disgusting and if there happened to be a flea around well it was going to bite me.

  • Molly Pitcher

    I’ve been very lucky never to have a flea or pest problem with my dogs. I hope that will never change and that’s important to be careful.

  • Kyle B

    We don’t get fleas where we live. (It’s too cold.) But we do get ticks during the summer. (But not as bad as other areas in the US.) So we haven’t had many pest problems with our pups. We just have too many deer in our yard that try to share their stuff with our dogs. (Our dogs LOVE to roll in deer poo……)

  • Christine Aiello

    She picked up a slug on the ground and had it in her mouth and I had to pull it out! I think I washed my hands for a half hour after touching that thing LOL!

  • Kayla Lussier

    It’s been a while but my cats had a bad flea infestation years ago. Luckily I haven’t had a flea problem in the last couple of years. Ticks are bad in my area and my dog has had a few on her, luckily I caught them before they bit or embedded in her skin.

  • Amanda Eagan

    Luckily we haven’t had an infestation of any sort but we do have some ants that will ride inside on the dogs in the summer. In WA I’ve never seen a tick !

  • Shelley P

    The worst bug encounter we have had with the dogs was when we were staying at a pet-friendly hotel for a month while in transition of buying a new house and waiting to move into it. All four of our dogs got fleas while staying there 🙁 We quickly got them all on flea meds and they were fine after that.

  • Helga

    Ticks are the worst bugs we encounter around here, especially in their ears!

  • Cheryl Chervitz

    My worst was moving from MI to AR. I had never seen a tick before and my dog was covered with them after running through our yard. I hate ticks!

  • Lisa F.

    I’ve been lucky not to have very much problem with pests with my dogs. My flea prevention has been working which is great and I hope it continues.

  • Carolyn

    Knock on wood….I have been very lucky with pests on my pet. She picked up a tick once but it was just loose on her snout & had not attached & I noticed it while we were still outside.

  • DJohnson

    Really just fleas. It hasn’t been too bad so far.

  • Becky

    Ticks because I live in the woods

  • Melissa S

    Somehow my dog ran from me this summer, on leash. We walked all through the fields and woods before we found her, with her leash wrapped all around a bush, not making a sound, just waiting to be rescued. We were all covered with ticks, even Zoe even though she was treated. It was awful, I thought I felt crawlies on me for days.

  • Marilyn Nawara

    We had a bad case of fleas a few years ago — don’t want that again.

  • sandy weinstein

    i dog sat for a friend while she was out of town. i told her to make sure her dog had no fleas, ticks, etc. she said she checked. not even an hour had gone by and my house and dogs were infested with fleas. i was so mad. it took me over a year to finally get rid of them and cost me several hundred dollars. i could not even give her dog back b/c she was out of the country for a month. she could not understand while i was so mad. i had never had fleas in my house and my dogs had never had fleas.

  • Dianne

    We had a long tick season in 2017.

  • Kathy

    We had a problem with yard fleas last summer but were able to keep them out of the house. Mosquitos are the worst, they spread heartworms.